|Decay: A Work by Douglas Leedy|
A rare recording of Douglas Leedy’s “Decay,” a work of musical theater composed in 1965 and recorded at a concert of the San Francisco Conservatory Artist Ensemble in the mid to late 1960s. The musical portion of the piece consists of a tape work assembled from a number of old records of piano music by Leedy and his collaborator, Ian Underwood, which was then played while live musicians accompanied it on piano and other instruments...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Music Theatre; Douglas Leedy
|Exhibition Music by Douglas Leedy|
Douglas Leedy is a composer, born in 1938, who spent several years in the Bay Area at the University of California. He wrote his Exhibition Music as background music for a party given in June of 1965. The occasion was a reception for delegates to the United Nations, held at the home of Drs. John H. and Lucile W. Green in El Cerrito, CA. It was the composer's intention to provide music of the sort needed to fill the sudden awkward silences which occasionally obtrude in such a social event...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Soundscapes; 20th Century Classical; Douglas Leedy